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|Size||1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 60 items)|
|Abstract||Jacques Barzun, professor and critic, and Wendell Hertig Taylor, a retired scientist, were life-long friends and enthusiastic readers, critics, and collectors of detective fiction. The collection includes correspondence, notes, and typed drafts concerning A Catalogue of Crime and Fifty Classics of Crime, both edited by Jacques Barzun and Wendell Hertig Taylor.|
|Creator||Barzun, Jacques, 1907-|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers.|
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Jacques Barzun, professor and critic, and Wendell Hertig Taylor, a retired scientist, were life long friends and enthusiastic readers, critics, and collectors of detective fiction. In the early 1970s, they began donating many of their books to the Rare Book Room of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In appreciation, the library renamed its mystery collection "The Jacques Barzun and Wendell Hertig Taylor Collection of Crime and Detection."
Barzun and Taylor compiled and edited A Catalogue of Crime, a reference guide to detective stories. They sent typed drafts of the book, along with related materials, to the Rare Book Collection which transferred them to the Southern Historical Collection in 1983.Back to Top
Most of these items are letters, notes, and typed drafts of Barzun and Taylor's A Catalogue of Crime, and the supplements to it that appeared in Barzun's The Armchair Detective. There are also four detective stories and articles written by Wendell Hertig Taylor and Louise Hertig Taylor in the 1920s, and typed notes for Fifty Classics of Crime, a series of re issued noteworthy mysteries, which Barzun and Taylor edited.Back to Top